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Insomniac Games

Advanced Senior Character Artist

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Insomniac Games
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Burbank, CA

PlayStation isnโ€™t just the Best Place to Play โ€”itโ€™s also the Best Place to Work. Weโ€™ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, weโ€™re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Insomniac Games is searching for an Advanced Senior Character Artist, responsible for maintaining and helping establish the quality of creating character art assets. This individual will also mentor, tutor, and provide assistance to other artists to improve workflow and content pipeline.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Creates low poly and high poly models using 3D application(s).
  • Creates UV mapping for game resolution assets.
  • Creates texture/shader (color, normal, specular, ambient occlusion, height, cavity, and curvature maps using 2D/3D application(s).
  • Works with proprietary in-house art tools to provide content to game engine.
  • Works with Art Director/ Lead Artist/Concept Artist to maintain art direction for the game.
  • Works with Character Art Team to maintain art direction for the game, providing and/or receiving constructive feedback when necessary.
  • Collaborates with other departments (Animation, design, tools, programming) to ensure art is implemented appropriately in the game engine.
  • Mentors, tutors, and provides assistance to other artists.
  • Experiments with and/or evaluates techniques and/or art programs to improve efficiency, workflow, or pipeline contribution to game art/engine.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience: Five to seven years related experience and/or training in video games or film; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced understanding of Maya (or Max), Substance Painter, Zbrush, Marvelous Designer, or equivalent, and Photoshop.
  • Advanced understanding of generating normal maps from high poly models.
  • Advanced understanding of PBR shader.
  • Advanced understanding of complex node-based shader networks such as those used in Unreal Engine, Substance Designer, etc.
  • Understanding of source control via Perforce or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Other Skills:

  • Strong foundation skills with the ability to work with detailed or loose concept art, or reference art/ materials.
  • Expert knowledge of human and animal anatomy.
  • Advanced understanding of hair creation process.
  • Advance knowledge in organic and hard surface modelling.
  • Advanced traditional painting skills, and Ability to create models and shaders for a range of art directions, from photorealistic to stylized.
  • Ability to meet deadlines under tight schedules.
  • Willingness to receive direction from lead artist and peers and work closely with a team.

If this sounds like a good fit, please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio link below. We look forward to reviewing your submission!

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We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.

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